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      02-28-2010, 09:41 PM   #1
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Looking for PY24W "stealth" turn signal bulbs

Hey everyone

I recently got my X5 and have no gotten sick of the "egg-yolk" look of the front turn signal bulbs.

Does anyone know of any place of site that carries a type PY24W bulb in a "stealth" or "invisible" version?

I really want to change these but I haven't found anywhere to buy them.

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Would a 3157 work in place of a PY24W?
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Would a 3157 work in place of a PY24W?
No, they are not interchangeable

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Hey everyone

I recently got my X5 and have no gotten sick of the "egg-yolk" look of the front turn signal bulbs.

Does anyone know of any place of site that carries a type PY24W bulb in a "stealth" or "invisible" version?

I really want to change these but I haven't found anywhere to buy them.

Mike
Get some glass spray paint and create your own? Otherwise, there are no aftermarket alternatives at the moment.
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Mike,

This is a BMW specific bulb right now but there are a few aftermarket manufacturers working on a stealth solution.
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Mike,

This is a BMW specific bulb right now but there are a few aftermarket manufacturers working on a stealth solution.
Any idea on when these will be available?
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This is a BMW specific bulb right now but there are a few aftermarket manufacturers working on a stealth solution.
when?
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Not sure on a firm date right now guys, I know the design is in the works.
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we are almost out with a solution finally, we will keep you guys updated!
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Would a 3157 work in place of a PY24W?
wont work at all... even with modifying
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      03-07-2010, 04:36 PM   #10
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Get some glass spray paint and create your own? Otherwise, there are no aftermarket alternatives at the moment.
+1, it'll only cost you about $5 for can of hi temp silver/chrome paint

http://home.comcast.net/%7Ematthew.c...lver/index.htm
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Or you can simply purchase the OEM silver PY24W bulb:

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i went and bought a new set of bulbs myself to see what can be done to make them invisible.

here's the bulb:

BMW OEM part:


Bulb under normal light:



Bulb in lower light (inside it's box):
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We're moving on this full steam ahead, just trying to figure out the economics of it. Our solution will be top quality CNC available in white/amber LEDs, but that means we need to order 500 sets each, and they won't be cheap...
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Or you can simply purchase the OEM silver PY24W bulb:
Yep, BMW has been using the Phillips Silvervisions since 2006 with the Z4M.
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Im ready for some Super bright, White LED Corner & Side turnsignal bulbs = where they at??
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Hey everyone

I recently got my X5 and have no gotten sick of the "egg-yolk" look of the front turn signal bulbs.

Does anyone know of any place of site that carries a type PY24W bulb in a "stealth" or "invisible" version?

I really want to change these but I haven't found anywhere to buy them.

Mike
Happened upon this post in a google search. We now offer LED PY24W in amber and white on our website.
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Happened upon this post in a google search. We now offer LED PY24W in amber and white on our website.
It's too bad they don't fit like the stock bulbs do and can potentially damage the prongs in the headlight.
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It's too bad they don't fit like the stock bulbs do and can potentially damage the prongs in the headlight.
It's a tight fit, and if you force it, yes, it will cause damage.
I was sorry to hear from Nick that you broke yours during installation. Bummer
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It's too bad they don't fit like the stock bulbs do and can potentially damage the prongs in the headlight.
Agreed - we had a bear of a time getting these installed on a set that were brought in from one of our M3 customers.
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I have the oem silver bulbs, from some angles they still reflect some amber throughout the housing, I'm tempted to purchase some high temp silver spray paint and lightly dust the bulbs....
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It's a tight fit, and if you force it, yes, it will cause damage.
I was sorry to hear from Nick that you broke yours during installation. Bummer

They are a very tight fight. You just need to use a sharp razor blade and trim the tabs on the LED PY24W so they fit. I almost gave up and this worked liked a charm. They look great and it was worth the effort. No error codes either.
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It's a tight fit, and if you force it, yes, it will cause damage.
I was sorry to hear from Nick that you broke yours during installation. Bummer
It's not a tight fit, it just doesn't fit. "Fit" means the retention mechanism works right out of the box, but that's not the case with your bulbs. If I have to shave down the prongs on $130 turn signal bulbs, you guys did something critically wrong with the design.

If you guys created a version two of the bulbs where they slid into the same position the stock bulbs do, then they'd be perfect. But as is, you have a product that no one should install for risk of damaging a very expensive headlight unit.

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why not just code it to get rid of it? wouldn't that be easily and better?
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